The country in terms of red and blue



Tyler Montgomery evaluates political parties by color theory.


Red’s an interesting color when you just stare at it. Red can represent lust, blood, death just to name a few. Red also represents the Republican party, and, going off that observation, to be a Republican means you symbolize death, blood and lustful desires. Blue can stand in for honesty, wisdom and sadness. How those colors represent the beliefs of each political party is very disturbing in some ways. To some U.S. citizens, President Donald Trump does represent honesty and wisdom, and to others he clearly represents sadness. Most however would probably say that he stands in for lust, death and blood.

I think why we pick and choose the colors we associate ourselves with. For example, my favorite color is blue. I don’t know if I have any wisdom to offer anybody, but I try to be a peaceful person. I would also say that I’m a sad person. Blue also seems more hopeful than red; red just seems too bright to me. Not in the highly intelligent way, but in a horror film chase scene bright. Colorful, yet it approaches with deadly intent. So, what does that say about the current state of the United States of America?

Maybe we have a high population of sad and bloodthirsty people? Do they vote because they believe that the Democrats represent change and hope? Do people that vote Republican believe a radical change back to the old way of life is a better structure of safety? What does the presidential map say about a country that seems to be split right down the middle? Are we a hopeful or tenacious country?

I believe that the symbolic representation of the colors somewhat affect the outcome of our political choices. If the Democrats were orange instead of blue, would citizens vote the same? They would probably vote the same, but they may hold different values. Each political party chooses those colors for a reason. It’s part of what they want to represent. Some of us find the color blue a little friendlier than red. Picking a color of a political party does not sum up who you are, but it does give insight into what you believe or wish to accomplish.

So then, what is the United States? Is it blue, or is it red? Would it benefit with more colorful political parties?

Having just two dominant colors really does make the whole situation sour. Taking a look and seeing how much red represents the U.S., it does make it seem that there are a lot of tenacious citizens. I think there are more hopeful people in the U.S., they just don’t live in an area where they can express themselves very well. With the country now blue for Biden, it can be assumed that maybe the U.S. is hopeful for change.